Videoworks and Poltrona Frau Create the First HD Integrated Conference Table Designed Specifically Around Lifesize® Telepresence

World renowned luxury furniture manufacturer, Poltrona Frau, teams up with Videoworks to realize V2V: the first high end meeting table for telepresence

Austin, Texas — Sep 15, 2009

Leading technology integrator Videoworks, alongside high end furniture manufacturer, Poltrona Frau, selected telepresence systems from Lifesize Communications, the global leader in high definition video communications, to be the technology component behind V2V, the world’s first integrated telepresence conference table.  Combing the exquisite engineering of Italian-made furniture with the world’s most flexible telepresence systems, V2V is a one-of-a-kind solution.

“We believe Lifesize provides the best value for the technology,” said Maurizio Minossi, Videoworks’ Technical Director. “It is flexible and customizable, with very high quality performance. Lifesize is the perfect technology to power the V2V system.”

The V2V system is a modular, expandable telepresence structure, providing tremendous flexibility to the end user. The system can quickly be transformed from a traditional conference table to a high definition telepresence room.

The table itself works on mechanical movement, allowing the HD monitors to raise up from the table, complementing a number of different room configurations. The customized elements such as the wood and leather conceal the network and technical configurations. With Lifesize® Conference 200™ built-in, the room is configured to telepresence or videoconferencing mode with the touch of a button, providing ease of use and practicality.

“We are pleased that companies like Videoworks and Poltrona Frau are working together to create unique, forward-thinking applications for Lifesize products,” said Colin Buechler, senior vice president of Marketing at Lifesize Communications. “Flexibility is one of the key components of Lifesize systems and the V2V solution from Videoworks and Poltrona Frau is an excellent example of how telepresence can be customized to meet the customer’s needs.”

To learn more about the V2V solution and how other companies using Lifesize HD video solutions, read or download Lifesize’s customer success stories.

About Videoworks

Based in Milan, Italy, Videoworks is an creates personalized, integrated solutions with the best  audio and video products on the market, Videoworks specializes in advanced programming with CAD, installation and post-sale assistance of  complete integrated systems in the fields of conferencing, yachts and smart homes.

About Poltrona Frau

Coming from solid Italian origins but with an international reach, Poltrona Frau is a leader in top of the range furniture, and is a spokesman throughout the world for the values associated with the design and production of Italian-made goods.

With more than 50 monobrand stores, 8 of which flagship stores, stretching from New York and Rome to Paris and Milan, Poltrona Frau is the brand name that symbolises luxury construed as discreet and universal elegance, as craftsmanship and perfection. This original encounter between tradition and modernity has made Poltrona Frau a highly recognisable presence in a number of sectors: residential, office, contract work and interiors for cars, aeroplanes, yachts and helicopters.

About Lifesize

Headquartered in Austin, TX, Lifesize combines best-in-class, cloud-based video conferencing services with integrated equipment to help you present your business in the best light. Recognized as Frost & Sullivan’s Cloud Video Conferencing Vendor of the Year, Lifesize leads the industry in customer satisfaction with the world’s first 4K video conferencing solution and 4K service architecture. Together with a full suite of integrations and offerings designed for businesses of any size, Lifesize sets a new standard for workplace communication and productivity on a global scale. To see why companies like Yelp, Netflix and Major League Baseball rely on Lifesize for their mission-critical team communication, visit or follow the company @Lifesize.

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